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“Great place to fish and camp”

Bennett Spring State Park
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Lebanon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The valley that cradles Bennett Spring has created a place of peace and recreation that has welcomed generations of enthusiastic anglers. Bennett Spring State Park is one of Missouri’s earliest state parks and continues today to attract fishermen and nature lovers seeking to make new memories. More than 100 million gallons of clear, cool water gush from Bennett Spring each day and form a spring branch stocked daily with rainbow trout waiting for lucky fishermen. Fishing may be the main draw but the park also offers many other amenities such as a dining lodge, campgrounds, cabins and hiking trails. Whether you are a traditional fishing enthusiast or someone seeking a place to relax and refresh, Bennett Spring State Park has what you need to make every trip one to remember.
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We have enjoyed camping at Bennett Springs. The only down side to us was that there were no fish cleaning stations like Roaring River has. People just clean their fish and toss the remains right back in the river. Kind of messy.

Thank Linda J
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"trout fishing"
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"nature center"
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"great fishing"
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"fly fishing"
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"bennett spring"
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"feed the fish"
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"full hookups"
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"fish cleaning station"
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"canoe trip"
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"hiking trails"
in 9 reviews
"camping area"
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"roaring river"
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"several times a year"
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"hatchery"
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"picnic"
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Bennett Spring for over 30 years. Always a beautiful place with plenty of wildlife and variety of activities.
I would NOT recommend eating at the lodge, though. We tried breakfast there twice and it was horrible. The eggs were tasteless and actually seemed like something microwaved, except both mornings they were cold. The service was slow and the waitress was rude. This place definitely went downhill over the past 2 years. So enjoy the park, it's fabulous and one of our favorite places. Just don't eat at the lodge.

Thank Mindy M
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

A haven for fly fishing sportspeople worldwide, the park is also a local favorite for hiking, picnicking, and just enjoying the beautiful spring-fed stream.

Thank PeriwinkleFoolery
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting. Good place to hike. I am not much of a fisherman but it is busy to fish. I saw fishermen at arm's length from each other. The restaurant is great!

Thank Joe P
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Bennett Spring is a lovely park and a nice place to visit if you're in the area. The fishing is famous (and, frankly for my tastes, too crowded), but the spring is lovely, the trout hatchery interesting, and the amenities of pretty high quality.

Thank LMOverby
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